Adult Classes

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The Oakland Ballet School offers adult classes for those interested in trying ballet for the very first time to the advanced dancer looking to continue their study and enjoyment of dance. Drop-in classes allow for flexibility in ones schedule while our adult sessions progress technique, vocabulary, and movement through 6-week courses.

 

Introduction to Ballet

Our Introduction to Ballet I course is perfect for the absolute beginner or for the dancer who is perhaps returning to ballet for the first time since their youth. The class moves at a more slow and methodical pace, focusing on proper alignment, muscle engagement, and coordination, while learning the basic positions of the legs and arms and foundational movements such as plié, battement tendu, relevé, and souté.

The Introduction to Ballet II course a follow-up to the Intro I course, with additional emphasis on basic turns, jumps and combinations in the center. Familiarity of the basic terminology and foundational movements listed above is recommended. Dancers who are new to ballet should attend an Introductory Course before attending a Beginning Ballet class.

Fall Session begins October 17!

Introduction to Ballet I – Sunday, 10:30-11:30am
Fee: $114 – 6-week session, October 17 – November 21

Introduction to Ballet II – Sunday, 11:45-12:45pm
Fee: $114 – 6-week session, October 17 – November 21

Fees are due in-full prior to the start of the session. Due to the limited number of in-studio participants and increased restrictions related to COVID-19, drop-in classes will not be allowed. 

Registration Procedures 

  1. Complete and submit the INTRODUCTION TO BALLET 6-WEEK COURSE REGISTRATION FORM.
  2. Once received, a registration confirmation will be emailed, including payment options.
  3. Questions? You can reach us at contact@oaklandballetschool.com or (510)530-7516.

Updated: October 1, 2021 COVID-19 Procedures for In-Person Classes

  • Proof of Vaccination: All attendees in our Open Level Adult classes 
    are now required to provide proof of full vaccination upon checking-in 
    before class (“fully vaccinated” means two weeks after completion of 
    the recommended vaccination series). Acceptable proof of vaccination 
    includes a CDC vaccination card, a physical or digital copy of your 
    vaccination card, or a personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued 
    by the State of California or by an approved private company.
  • Face Mask Required: All attendees are currently required to wear a 
    mask securely over the nose and mouth while on site and in class, 
    regardless of vaccination status.
  • Track Your Symptoms & Exposure: Do not attend class if you are not 
    feeling well, have traveled internationally within the past 14 days, 
    have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or 
    have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

Adult Drop-In Classes

Fall Session, October 11-December 20

The emphasis in these classes is on the enjoyment of movement, proper alignment, increased strength, and building an appreciation of dance. Classes begin with floor-barre exercises, which are designed to work on core strength, turn-out, and flexibility, followed by traditional barre and center work. Classes are on-going. Students may join at any time!

Beginning Ballet – Recommended for students who have taken an introductory course or who have had at least six months of previous ballet experience. Not best for the absolute beginner.

Beginning-Intermediate Ballet – This class is ideal for dancers who have had two or more years of ballet experience. Steps are combined to form more complex combinations both in the center and across the floor.

Open Advanced Ballet – This combined youth and adult class is ideal for the dancer who studied ballet throughout their youth or extensively as an adult.  It is a challenging yet fun class that has increased emphasis on turns and jumps.

Drop-In Class Schedule 

  • Beginning Ballet, begins October 11
    Monday,  7:15-8:30pm
  • Open Advanced, ongoing
    Saturday,  1:00-2:30pm

Fees:

  • 4-Class Pass: $72
  • Drop-in Classes: $20/class

New Registration procedures for adult drop-in classes:

  1. Pre-Registration required. A minimum number of attendees required for the class to be held.
  2. To purchase a 4-Class Pass, Register Here.
  3. To purchase a Drop-In Class, Register Here.
  4. Arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your first class to complete the waiver of liability.

 Please contact us if you have any questions.

Updated: October 1, 2021 COVID-19 Procedures for In-Person Classes

  • Proof of Vaccination: All attendees in our Open Level Adult classes 
    are now required to provide proof of full vaccination upon checking-in 
    before class (“fully vaccinated” means two weeks after completion of 
    the recommended vaccination series). Acceptable proof of vaccination 
    includes a CDC vaccination card, a physical or digital copy of your 
    vaccination card, or a personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued 
    by the State of California or by an approved private company.
  • Face Mask Required: All attendees are currently required to wear a 
    mask securely over the nose and mouth while on site and in class, 
    regardless of vaccination status.
  • Track Your Symptoms & Exposure: Do not attend class if you are not 
    feeling well, have traveled internationally within the past 14 days, 
    have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or 
    have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

Tuition Policies

  • Payments are due in full before class.
  • Class cards are valid for the 6-week summer session. 
  • A 3% fee will be added for credit card payments.
  • Returned checks are subject to a fee of $25 per occurrence.
  • Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Private Lessons

  • Private lessons are available. Please inquire for details.

Dress Code

The adult program has no specific dress code. Dancers may wear ballet attire or any comfortable exercise attire. Form fitting clothing that is easy to move and stretch in is recommended. Ballet shoes are required.

 

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